Because of it’s quick switch from playing a game with you feet to the accommodations of “living in Harlem”. Late rent, due to the lack of money. Need of food and even the constant arguments inside the household. I believe Maya was talking about how jumping between spaces reminded her of what was going on inside her family home/around the neighborhood. Or even how she may use Hopscotch as an escape from it.

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